Annalisa Barbieri was in fashion PR for five years before going to the Observer to be fashion assistant. She has worked for the Evening Standard and the Times and was one of the fashion editors on the Independent on Sunday for five years, where she wrote the Dear Annie column. She was fishing correspondent of the Independent from 1997-2004.

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Society
13 March 2008
The other day, I got ready for a rare night out. I say this with no sorrow. My needs have changed enormously in the...
Environment
06 March 2008
A large supermarket recently contacted me to tell me about its commitment to sustainability and the earth in general....
Society
28 February 2008
A while ago, I went to a very posh person's house for lunch. Also invited was a man - very, very high up in the world...
Lifestyle
21 February 2008
One of the trends for this coming summer is brights: big pinks, oranges, yellows, reds. I never believe in trend...
Lifestyle
14 February 2008
Just when you think the world can't get any more stupid, we learn that, if the readers of a wedding magazine have their...
Culture
07 February 2008
Much as I would love to do my shopping with a wicker basket in which nestles a red clasp purse, it's not a good idea if...
Culture
31 January 2008
I recently got a call from a friend of mine who is an interiors journalist. "Taffeta [not her real name] is pregnant,"...
Lifestyle
24 January 2008
When I was three, perhaps pushing four, a terrible thing happened to me. Before this, I'd always thought people died...
Lifestyle
17 January 2008
There are two things I am so far enjoying, sartorially speaking, about January. One is that the cut of trousers this...
Lifestyle
10 January 2008
As it's the New Year, and some of us may be feeling slightly fragile, maybe not even that attractive, I wanted to...
Lifestyle
03 January 2008
Sometimes something comes into fashion and just refuses to go away, no matter how many times magazine "in and out"...
Lifestyle
13 December 2007
As I said some weeks ago, I have been so full of anticipation over Christmas from early on that, by this stage, I...
Lifestyle
06 December 2007
This time of year reminds me of going back to school. Girls, in particular, have a real thing about new stationery. I...
Sci-Tech
22 November 2007
Thirteen years ago, I wrote about the internet and how it would influence the world of fashion. Fashion people didn't...
Lifestyle
15 November 2007
It was with subversive joy that I was able to text my best friend on 18 August and say "the Christmas Room is open in...

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